2015 Miss Highlands is Jordan Gwaltney

2015 Miss Highlands Jordan Gwaltney (photo by Valerie Adame)

HIGHLANDS – The 58th Annual Miss Highlands Pageant was held last Saturday, with seven girls competing for the top title, and another nine competing for the junior honors. Two competitions were held, at 2 and 7 pm at the Highlands Junior School auditorium, with a full crowd in the audience hoping their favorite would take away the title.

The Pageant show was emceed by Baytown police assistant chief David Alford and the 2014 Miss Highlands, Katlyn Burns.

Originally the pageant was part of the Highlands Jamboree, but in recent years has been sponsored and run by the Highlands Horizons. Pageant directors for Miss Highlands are Norma Cotten, Pam White, Carol Forrest, Chrissa Teel, and Becky Baumbach. Directors for Junior Miss Highlands are Ashley Forrest, Delene Cotten, Kathryn Dunlop, Laura Little, and Jamie Gonzalez.

The pageant receives strong support from the greater Highlands business community, and Goose Creek schools.

This year the theme was “Back to the Beach” with decorations on that theme. Both pageants included an opening number, constestant introductions, casualwear modeling, talent competition, dress modeling and interview question.

Proceeds from the pageant are used by the Horizons for scholarships, and to help needy families and students in the community. In 2014 the organization was able to award 9 scholarships to deserving graduates.

An additional award, the Jennie Robbins Community Service Award, was given to Maegan Linck for community mindedness and dedicating her time to serve and help others. Presented by Kathryn Robbins Dunlop.